Saturday, September 22, 2007

Boston Police

Yesterday an MIT student was arrested for wearing what local police believed was a bomb strapped to her chest. It turned out that the student (an electronics engineering student) had made the shirt as a kind of nerdy joke for the friend she was picking up at the airport. Once I saw the device I asked myself, "How could anyone mistake this for a bomb?" This paired with the Aqua Teen Hunger Force fiasco last year leads me to believe that any time the Boston Police encounter a scrap of an old Atari 2600 the bomb squad will be called out. Good work Boston's finest.


Beth said...

That's what happens when you live in a country ruled by fear.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

This doesn't really strike me as a genius idea; but that's not to say the rationale behind her arrest (see Beth's comment) isn't nevertheless depressing.